Best-selling author Bill Gibson has created the only full recording course you'll ever need, in plain-English, with easy-to-understand explanations of the entire recording process using both classic equipment and the latest state-of-the-art recording technology. Each of the six books has hundreds of pages of text, full-color photographs and illustrations, plus dozens of audio and video examples to aurally and visually illustrate everything taught across the entire course. The Hal Leonard Recording Method by Bill Gibson sets the bar for learning to record, and delivers the only complete multimedia method on the market teaching recording techniques.
This guide is step one of a truly organized path through the entire recording process, from initial considerations to mix-down, mastering, and replication. Volume 1 is packed with lessons on everything you need to know about how various professional microphones work, which to choose and why, plus how to set them up for various recordings. You'll understand the signal path from the mike through to the mixer stage, then learn exactly what audio mixers do, how to operate them to capture excellent recordings. You'll also learn how other effects shape the sound you are recording.